The Oyster Box Hotel

The Oyster Box known as the grand old dame of local hotels (it opened in 1947), has recently been renovated providing brilliantly elegant bedrooms and exotic detail whilst still providing its colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breath-taking seaside setting. Perfectly situated on the ocean's edge, the hotel is a brief walk from Umhlanga Village Centre. The Hotel is also conveniently located to Durban city centre, and numerous stylish shopping centres.

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The Oyster Box offers 86 rooms divided into 10 room types including garden facing and sea facing rooms, suites and villas. All rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, high speed wifi, CD/DVD player, mini bar and beach gear, soap and pillow menus.

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Getting There

The city centre of Durban is a 15 minute drive away, Umhlanga Village with its numerous shopping facilities is a 2 minute walk, and King Shaka International Airport can be reached in 15 minutes.


The Oyster Box is conveniently located near the vibrant chic city of Durban, with a wealth of attractions nearby such as - golf courses, shopping centres, Big 5 game and nature reserves, beaches and mountains.

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Andrew & Lisa Hovell

Probably the best hotel we've ever stayed in. The staff are superb, the best we've ever come across. We were expecting excellent but what we got was another level, to be honest we can't get the place out of our heads or hearts! Sounds corny but it's just left such a mark on us.

13/05/2019 Read full trip review

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Ivan & Mary Graydon

Great location and lovely hotel, reception and porter staff were excellent. Rooms very nice and they were excellent with children. The service in the restaurants was only ok. We did a day tour that the hotel organized with the local tour company we used. The guides name was Keith, he was excellent and I would recommend him to anyone.

30/04/2019 Read full trip review

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